How to Install and Configure phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu

phpMyAdmin is an open source tool used for the administration of MySQL. In addition to offering the capability to perform administration tasks such as creating, editing, or deleting databases, and managing users and permissions, phpMyAdmin provides a graphical user interface to do all of these tasks and more.

Installing phpMyAdmin

Step 1: Install phpMyAdmin

First, you’ll follow a simple best practice: ensuring the list of available packages is up to date before installing anything new.

sudo apt-get update

Then it’s a matter of just running one command for installation via apt-get:

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

Step 2: Basic Configuration

As the installation runs you’ll be asked a few simple questions regarding the basic configuration of phpMyAdmin.

At the first screen, select apache2 by using the spacebar, then hit enter to continue.

At the second screen, which asks “configure the database for phpMyAdmin with dbconfig-common?”, select Yes, then hit enter to continue.

In this third screen enter your administrative password this is also the MySQL root (admin) user password, hit enter to continue.

Finally, at the fourth screen set the password you’ll use to log into phpMyAdmin, hit enter to continue, and confirm your password.

Step 3: Finish the Configuration of Apache

vim /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Add the following to the bottom of the file:

# phpMyAdmin Configuration
Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf

Then exit and save the file with the command :wq.

Restart Apache 2 with the following command:

sudo service apache2 restart

Verify that phpMyAdmin is working by visiting the_IP_of_your_server/phpmyadmin. For example:

Note :

By default, the username is phpMyAdmin and the password will be the one set in the very last screen of Step 2.

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